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About FME    |   March 3, 2015   |   By Stewart Harper

New Frankfurt Region Available in FME Cloud

We are pleased to announce you can now launch FME Cloud instances in Frankfurt, Germany. This is in addition to the Virginia, USA region we already support. Features and pricing are identical in both regions. Support for FME Cloud in Europe was a heavily requested feature. Let’s look at why you should care about the region in which […]

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Stewart Harper
FME
About FME    |   February 18, 2015   |   By Mark Ireland

What’s Great in FME Server 2015

The FME Server 2015.0 release has a whole new look. We’re particularly excited about the improved user experience, which makes it easier than ever to configure, manage, and navigate FME Server. Below is a technical summary of all the new and updated functionality in FME Server 2015.  See a general overview of what’s new at safe.com/fme/new/, and […]

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Mark Ireland
FME
About FME    |   February 17, 2015   |   By Tiana Warner

Audio manipulation in real time using point clouds

At any given time during the year, we have around seven to ten co-op students on our team here at Safe. Part of the co-op requirement is that the students complete a report on something they worked on during their four or eight month term, or make a presentation as a Lunch & Learn. Recently, […]

Author:
Tiana Warner
FME
About Data About FME    |   February 10, 2015   |   By Stewart Harper

Event-driven systems made easy with AWS Lambda

In a world of expanding volumes of information, of growing demand for fast, frequent transactions, it’s crucial that systems process data as it becomes available. This is why the event-driven design pattern (an architectural pattern built around the production, detection, consumption of, and reaction to, events) has gained popularity over the past few years. As we have often seen with our customers, deploying […]

Author:
Stewart Harper
FME
About Data About FME    |   February 6, 2015   |   By Mark Ireland

A Design for Lifelong Learning

This is 99% Invisible. I’m Roman Mars.

No, that’s not actually me. But that is the opening line to my favourite podcast.

One of their most recent episodes tackled the design of computer interfaces. It described how the best interfaces are simple, but still allow for lifelong learning. I listened to it while riding the train from Winnipeg to Vancouver, thought about FME for a bit, and then immediately wrote this article!

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Mark Ireland
USER
About Our Customers    |   February 5, 2015   |   By Kris Majury

Minecraft & Spatial Building Momentum: Implications for Geodesign

The integration of spatial and gaming is gaining momentum, with a new (and much fancier) Minecraft-based public outreach urban planning project in Kristianstad, Sweden. Plus, FME Pro Ulf Månsson shares some extremely exciting ideas about the future – how gaming platforms and game logic can enhance geodesign, and how spatial professionals could seriously level up by learning some tricks from the game authoring pros. And of course, there’s some FME in there.

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Kris Majury
DATA
About Data    |   February 4, 2015   |   By Greg Schleusner

What Microsoft’s HoloLens Means to the AEC Industry

Today’s guest blogger is Greg Schleusner. Greg is an architect and the Director of buildingSMART Innovation at HOK, the largest US-based architecture engineering firm. Around a year ago, Greg started using FME to help facilitate a better urban planning workflow to help HOK’s 40+ different project groups and 150+ different software applications work together more smoothly. […]

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Greg Schleusner
DATA
About Data    |   February 1, 2015   |   By Dale Lutz

Esri & Google in a Post Google Earth Enterprise World

“Google and Esri are working closely together to provide replacement software and training to all of Google’s enterprise customers and partners that have implemented Google Earth Enterprise and Google Maps Engine technology. Esri will be providing the new 10.3 version of ArcGIS for Server and related client/app technology to all Google Earth Enterprise and Google […]

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Dale Lutz
FME
About FME    |   January 28, 2015   |   By Tiana Warner

How to Migrate your Google Maps Engine Data

Following Google’s recent announcement that they’re discontinuing support for Maps Engine, you’re likely in the middle of deciding where to move your GME data. If you still have no idea where to go, check out my last blog post on 6 alternative systems worth considering. You have exactly one year before your GME data disappears […]

Author:
Tiana Warner